Employees Honored for Years of Service


The Scotland County Hospital (SCH) Employee Committee in Memphis recognized employees for their years of service with the organization and awarded service pins, recently.  The hospital is in its 45th year of providing healthcare services in the community and opened its doors on July 20, 1970. 


There are several employees at SCH that have been loyal to the organization for multiple decades and received  service pins this year.  At the top of that list, working three and a half decades for the hospital is Tammy Newland of Downing.  She earned her 35 year pin, while Brenda Prather of Memphis earned her 30 year pin. 

Tammy Newland is a native of Downing  and began her career with the hospital in 1980 in the Patient Accounts Department.  She then moved into the position of Personnel Assistant and Payroll Clerk.  In 1988 she assumed the position she currently holds as Accounting Supervisor.  In this position she oversees Accounts Payable, General Ledger entries, Pay Roll, and assists with Human Resources as it relates to these areas.  Tammy and her husband, Rodney, live in Downing and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Brenda Prather, a native of Scotland County, started her career with the organization in September of 1970 as a Nurses Aid.  She then moved to a position as an Admissions Clerk and assisted in the Business Office as an Insurance Clerk.  She left the organization for a few years to raise her children and returned in November of 1985 as a Collections Clerk, then moved to Medical Records as a Transcriptionist, and served as interim Office Manager during the establishment of Memphis Medical Services.  She moved into an Administrative Assistant role with the CEO in the mid 90’s and became the Lifeline Program Manager about that same time. She continues in that role and serves as an Executive Administrative Liaison for the CEO and Board of Directors.  Although Brenda joined the organization in 1970, her continuous length of service is calculated from 1985.  Brenda and her husband, Stan, live on the family farm west of Memphis and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.


Next on the list of long time hospital employees is Teresa Fischer and Vicky Baldwin, both 25 year employees and both are currently employed in the Housekeeping Department. 


The Employee Committee recognizes employees, annually, with service pins in five year increments.  Other employees receiving pins this year include: 20 year pins – Curtiss Forquer, Barbie Courtright, Dena Schmitter, Jeanne Parrish, Angela Hawes & Jasetia Buckallew; 15 year pins - Pam Tripp, Sheryl Templeton, Brenda Long, Dr. Matt Cormier, Jenny Mallett, Carla Cook and Alison Closser; 10 year pins - Jan Meeks, Paul Reynolds, Sandy Blake, Lezlea Bulechek, Nikki Long, Melissa Hamm, Chrissie Burkhiser, Krissy Siegfried; and 5 year pins - Charlotte Stelter, Rhonda Miller, Kendi Bradley, Shelby Westhoff, Derek Ambrose, Brandi Glass, Rebekah Parks, Robin Seppelt, Burnell Oberholtzer & Tim Grant.


Recently, The Scotland County Hospital Employee Committee awarded a $500 scholarship to Clark County R-1 Senior, Sarah St. Clair.  Ms. St. Clair is attending the University of MO-Columbia this fall to study Nutritional Sciences.  She is the daughter of Tim & Rhonda St. Clair of Kahoka.  Each year the SCH Employee Committee offers the scholarship to one student that applies from either Clark, Knox, Scotland or Schuyler County school districts.  Because hospital employees come from all of these counties, it’s only fitting to offer the scholarship in these four school districts.

Scotland County Hospital’s Employee Committee is made up of employees from various departments, all with a common goal of improving employee morale and making a positive impact on the communities the Hospital serves.  Through various fundraisers such as bake sales, auctions, lunches, book & jewelry fairs and employee donations, many of the committee’s goals of helping the community are achieved.  The committee has taken the funds raised from the fundraisers to annually provide a $500 scholarship, “adopt” at least 2 needy local children for Christmas, “adopt” at least 2 residents from the local nursing home for Christmas, and they donate turkeys to the local food pantry for Thanksgiving.  The Hospital employees volunteer annually to work at the Memphis Theater, where they operate the ticket window and concession stand.   The Committee sponsors multiple Red Cross Blood Drives in the Hospital each year and recently exceeded their blood unit collection goal of 30 with 34 units collected on October 2nd. 

Additionally, the Employee Committee uses their funds to help offset some of the Hospital’s expenses associated with the annual Employee Christmas Party and Summer Picnic.  The Committee buys door prizes for these employee parties and pays for a portion of the other expenses in order to provide the employees & their families enjoyable celebrations, without expecting tax payer dollars and revenues from the Hospital’s general fund to be expended on these activities.

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